12 Amazing Facts About Facebook On It’s 12th Birthday

Posted by Jason Ephraim on February 2, 2016

This Thursday marks exactly 12 years since the launch of Facebook. To celebrate, we rounded up some interesting facts about the social network:

Facebook Facts:

1. Facebook made almost $18 Billion Dollars in 2015. (Source – Facebook)

Facebook Q4 and Full Year 2015 Earnings
(Image Source – Facebook)

2. Facebook has over 1.5 Billion monthly active users. (Source – Facebook)

Facebook Monthly Active Users
(Image Source – Facebook)

3. Over 90% of those monthly active users are on mobile devices. (Source – Facebook)

Facebook Mobile Active Users
(Image Source – Facebook)

4. Facebook made an average of $10.41 off each American & Canadian user in 2015. (Source – Facebook)

Facebook Revenue from American and Canadian Users
(Image Source – Facebook)

5. In contrast, Facebook made an average of $3.58 off each European user in 2015 – The next highest-earning region. (Source – Facebook)

Facebook Revenue from European Users
(Image Source – Facebook)

6. Despite making up less than 14% of it’s monthly active users, American users account for over 50% of Facebook’s revenue. (Source – Facebook)

Facebook Revenue from Users By Region
(Image Source – Facebook)

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Some Facts About How The World Uses Facebook:

7. Every minute there are 150,000 messages sent on Facebook. (Source – JeffBullas.com)

8. The average user spends 21 minutes per day on average on Facebook. (Source – JeffBullas.com)

9. There are 500,000 Facebook “likes” every minute. (Source – JeffBullas.com)

10. There are over 350 million photo uploads per day. (Source – JeffBullas.com)

11. People spend over 927 million hours a month playing Facebook games. (Source – JeffBullas.com)

12. There are 1 billion enabled mobile apps on Facebook. (Source – JeffBullas.com)

Mailbird Makes it Even Easier To Use Facebook

If you haven’t tried Window’s best email client, you might not be aware that Mailbird helps you stay even more connected with friends and family on Facebook thanks to it’s integrated Facebook app. Quickly jump between emails and chats, stay on top of your social feed alongside writing emails, and more. It’s free to try, and we know you’ll love it.

What Was The First Thing You Posted on Facebook?

It’s been 12 years since Facebook launched, but when did you start using it? What was the very first thing you posted on your wall? Share it below in the comments:


Jason Ephraim

Former Vice President of Growth at Mailbird

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